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Glamorous beaches, fascinating attractions and exquisite cuisine of Acapulco

Updated: 05 February 2017

Highlights of Acapulco

Acapulco is the largest beach resort city in Mexico. The city was very popular amongst rich people and movie stars during the 40’s to the 60’s. Acapulco well-known for its beautiful beaches, the Caleta and the Caletilla. As well as it’s amazing night-life with several clubs to choose from close to the shore.

La Quebrada in Acapulco, in Mexico

Cliff divers of Acapulco

The city has another world-wide famous and thrilling tourist attraction. And that is the cliff divers of La Quebrada. Around the 30’s men used to compete to find out who is the bravest by diving from higher and higher off the La Quebrada cliff. In the last few decades this tradition has become a profession for some of Acapulco’s young men. They execute their spectacle from a 40 meter high cliff into a small basin, that is only 4 meters deep.

Fisherman near Playa Condesa in Acapulco

More highlights

The city offers many other entertainment to its visitors. Such as boat tours, scuba diving, snorkeling, horse riding but to name a few. One of the best snorkeling spots near the bay is at the Roqueta Island. Another attraction here is an underwater statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which has become the patron saint of local fisherman.
Gourmet tourists are also in for a treat when they visit Acapulco. An ample variety of specially made local dishes will keep the food connoisseurs entertained. Which naturally includes lots of fresh seafood.

Unfortunate outcome for the city and her citizens

Despite all its glamour and incredible tourist attractions, Acapulco has become more than unsafe in the past decade. It is such a shame that crime took over this once called Paradise.
Rather sad to see when such potential getting wasted.
(Out of 50 cities in the world, Acapulco had the second highest murder rate in 2017.)

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